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Gorgeous Galaxy


Nicolas Economou is a photographer. He captured this shot of the Milky Way galaxy on August 16, near Nikiti, Greece. Our solar system is in the Milky Way.

Because of the pandemic, Greece has not been overcrowded with tourists. Fewer people can mean less light pollution. So the night sky is darker than usual. And that makes it easier to see the Milky Way. The galaxy is nearly 14 billion years old. Astronomers think it could have 400 billion stars.